Spiritual Communion

A Chalice

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things. I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You and I unite myself entirely to You, as if you had already come; do not permit me to be ever separated from You. Amen.

(St Alphonsus Liguori)


Saying the above prayer, followed by the recitation of: Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament have mercy on us – 33 times (Once for each of the years of Jesus’ life), was previously common practice for the receiving of a temporary world indulgence.